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Appeal for investigation on ‘donated chickens’ denied by Cebu City council majority

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–An appeal for an investigation for the donation of live chickens to Cebu City last May was denied by the majority bloc of the Cebu City council on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Cebu City Councilor…

PH posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines could soon become the new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, as it reported another record single-day jump in infections on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020. The grim news came on…

Traffic jams still experienced in parts of Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Traffic congestion was still experienced here even after the city opened up roads to accommodate more vehicles on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. As of 3 p.m. of Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the traffic…

Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city is preparing funds for a vaccine against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) once it becomes available. Labella said that the city is prioritizing the allocation…

Construction of New International Port in Consolacion may begin in 2020

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Groundworks for the construction of the P10.1-billion New Cebu International Container Port (NCICP) in Tayud, Consolacion may begin before 2020 ends if schedules for the consultancy work will come as planned. Cebu Port…

Talisay, Consolacion, Minglanilla heading to MGCQ — Cimatu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the decreasing number of active cases in the city of Talisay and the municipalities of Consolacion and Minglanilla, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the IATF overseer for the Visayas, said the three local…

Cimatu admits he was ‘worried’ of COVID-19 cases in Cebu province

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Interagency Task Force (IATF) Chief Implementer for the Visayas Sec. Roy Cimatu urged local government units in Cebu province to continue their COVID-19 responses as he admitted that he was getting worried about…

Cebu City lifts some road closures to help ease traffic congestion

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government, in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP), has decided to lift some road closures and open up checkpoints in five areas here to help ease traffic congestion in…

Lapu-Lapu now seeing progress in cutting COVID-19 spread

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines  — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan said he is now seeing progress in the cutting off of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  in the city. This is after only one out of…

Cimatu wants eco-friendly design for new public cemetery in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Graves should adjust to the trees and the Guadalupe River must be protected should the new Cebu City Public Cemetery in Barangay Sapangdaku push through. This was the statement of Environment Secretary Roy…

Death rate due to COVID-19 drops in Cebu City, says IATF official

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The death rate due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cebu City has dropped to less than five deaths per day, according to Retired General Melquiades Feliciano, the deputy chief implementor of the…

Cebu City ordinance penalizing quarantine violators yet to take effect

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Dozens of individuals were arrested during the first few days in Cebu City’s general community quarantine (GCQ) state for allegedly violating health protocols. All of them were either told to render community service…

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